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Chris Miller
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 21, 2012
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Director
about me

ACBL Tournament director; chief director and club manager of the Washington Bridge League weekly Unit Game. Capable of occasional flashes of competence as a player.




In the real world, a full-time software engineer with a past life teaching computer science in UK universities


All views expressed in my posts, except when otherwise stated or when presented as direct quotes from ACBL published policies and regulations, are my own. They are not reviewed or approved by the ACBL.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Making a grand slam on an endplay
Regular Bridge Partners
Kevin Barnes, GIB
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Washington Bridge League
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Polling Strength of 1m - 3N
From [i]The Acol System Today[/i] by Reese and Dormer, on a 3NT response to an opening bid of One of a Suit: [i]This response was described in an earlier book as the 'most stultifying bid in the game' and it has not grown any more beautiful with ...
I still don't get this whole ethics thing
East's hand is 9 / KJ765 / K64 / J763
UI from CHO. What may I call ethically here?
I presume you mean a weighted score. In that case, 12C1c now explicitly forbids this kind of Reveley ruling. If the lead of a trump is suggested, then no outcome based on it can be included in the weighting. If it is not suggested, then it is legal and no ...
Wish Trick
That happened to my wife in a club game at the World Bank at trick one in 3NT when LHO led a fourth-best 3 into her undisclosed nine-card fit, emphatically confirming Lublin's Principle.
The Lame Squeeze and the LOLR
I have made a (rather over-optimistic) grand slam on an endplay after an opponent discarded on a trump lead instead of taking his master trump. This particular fiasco is described here:
USA Wins World Youth Teams
The name of the winning team was "USA" (and the losing finalists were called "Japan"). So the title of the article is accurate; "The USA" did not win the championship, but "USA" did.
BBR13: Italy vs. USA2
After board 7, according to those watching the video, Grue made a remark on the lines of "Obviously, I was leading against some other contract".
Regulation of Strong 2C opening bid
The official ACBL position on strong artificial opening bids is essentially a Humpty-Dumpty approach - they mean exactly what the partnership chooses them to mean, neither more nor less. The text below is copied from the Tech Files and re-formatted for (I hope) readability. [i]Opening an artificial and forcing bid ...
Announcement Required?
Years ago a senior ACBL TD told me that ELC doubles should indeed be marked on the CC by checking the "Min. Offshape T/O" box under Special Doubles, and that they were the primary reason for the presence of that checkbox on the CC. I note that this entry ...
Variations on a theme
I do not recommend upside-down pizza; most of the topping comes off on the plate.
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